CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pfeiffer University dug themselves into a deep hole early on as top-seeded Limestone scored six first period goals en route to a 10-4 win over the fourth-seeded Falcons in semifinal action of the 2010 Conference Carolinas men’s lacrosse tournament. The victory put the Saints, nationally-ranked #4, into Sunday championship game at 1:00 p.m. improving to 10-1 overall while the Falcons end their season at 8-9.
Conference Carolinas player of the year Mike Poerstel put the Saints on the board just 14 seconds into the contest. Pfeiffer’s Justin Rose square the contest just 1:09 later on an assist from Kory Lutes. Limestone closed out the half with five straight tallies as Poerstel put his second of three home on an assist from Teddy Prager. Randy Waugh, Sam Buppert and Jake Rogalia each hit unassisted before Jackson Decker finished the quarter on an assist from Brian Zwick.
Sam McDaniel scored for the Falcons halfway through the second period as Pfeiffer trailed 6-2 at the half. Starting the third, Riley Loewen struck twice on assists from Decker and Rogalia before Derrick Ensor made it an 8-3 contest at the 5:35 mark of the third. Lutes cut the lead in half at 8-4 just 40 seconds later before Decker and Poerstel scored the final pair of goals in the Saints six point win.